Higher Praise - Guitar Chords, Lyrics  GuitarTabs -  Praise nad Worship Music And Christian Songs

  Lyrics Guitar Chords Tabs
  Lyrics Chords Tabs By Title
  Lyrics Chords Tab By Artist
  
Popular Lyrics, Chords Tab   Power Point Lyrics
  Christmas Lyrics
  Praise & Worship Songs
  Audios, Praise & Worship
  Videos Praise & Worship
  Midis Praise & Worship
  Praise Worship Questions
  Videos Christian Songs
  Outlines & Illustrations
  9344 Sermon Outlines
  N.T. Sermon Outlines
  O.T. Sermon Outlines
  Special Guest Outlines
  10.000 Illustrations
  Free Bible College Studies
  Sunday School Studies
  Greatest Preachers Profiles
  400,000 Clipart & Graphics
  Church Resource Links
  Audio & Video Sermons
  2895 Audio Sermons
  291 Special Guest Sermons
  85 Sermon Videos
  Videos Of Great Preachers
  Complete Audio Bible
  Childrens Study & Movies
  Children's NT Lessons
  Children's OT Lessons

  98 Children's Midis
  Gospel For Kids Movie
  Children's JESUS Film
  Christian Children Videos

  TV - Movies & Videos
  Christian Television
  Passion Of The Christ
  Christian Movie Library
  Prophecy Movies & Videos
  712 Praise Worship Videos
  JESUS Film -Movie
  Childrens JESUS Movie
  Gospel For Kids Movie
  85 Sermon Videos
  Noah, Sodom, Sinai, Ark
  15,000 Videos - Songs Films
  Praise Videos #1 & #2
  Testimonies
  Tsunami Videos Photos
  TBN TV Live

  Download Songs Sermons
  Audio Praise & Worship
  Audio Sermons
  Clipart & Web Graphics
  Church Administration
  Bible Study Software
  Screen Savers Software
  Verse A Day Software
  Educational Games
  Trade Center Photos
  Christian Software Search
  Info. Clipart Preach Study
  Praise Worship Questions
  Free Bible College Course
  400,000 Clipart & Graphics
  10.000 Illustrations
  Greatest Preachers Profiles
  Complete Talking Bible
  Family Christian Chat

  Prayer For All Needs
  Our Statement Of Faith 
  News, Submit Your News
  Current News
  Archived News
  Submit News
  News Letter
/
  Interact, Prayer & Submit
  Prayer For All Needs
  
Submit Lyrics, Sermons
  
Contact Higher Praise
  
Advertising
  Privacy Policy
 

/
Questions About Worship Music
HigherPraise, Higher Praise, HigherPraise, Higher Praise, HigherPraise, Higher
HigherPraise, Higher Praise, HigherPraise, Higher Praise, HigherPraise, Higher
Enjoy Our Praise And Worship Questions
HigherPraise, PraiseLyrics, Worship Lyrics

Worship
What Does a Worship Leader Do? Part 2
By Bob Kauflin
Director of Worship Development, PDI Ministries
June 17, 2002

It's not just "worship leading." It's leading people. The question is, in what direction?

PDI Ministries -
In the first of this series on the role and goals of a worship leader, I proposed this definition:

An effective worship leader, aided and led by the Holy Spirit, skillfully combines biblical truth with music to magnify the worth of God and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, thereby motivating the gathered church to join him in proclaiming and cherishing the truth about God and seeking to live all of life for the glory of God.

What does it mean to be a leader? When someone takes a position in front of a group of people, he or she will, to one degree or another, be leading, whether intentionally or not. Romans 12:6 says leaders must lead with zeal (ESV), or govern diligently (NIV). Both phrases speak of faithfully seeking to direct a meeting. The first duty of a worship leader is to take on that responsibility cheerfully.

Congregational worship in spirit and truth doesn’t just “happen.” God can at any moment choose to manifest His presence in our midst, but He has identified specific activities and attitudes to which He generally responds. Critical words, for example, quench the Spirit, while praise invites His activity and involvement. Thus, there must be intentionality and purpose behind what a worship leader does.

Everything ultimately GLORIFIES God (for example, all sin and rebellion is eventually judged by God, thus magnifying His holiness)…but not everything WORSHIPS God. Worship is all I know of me RESPONDING to all God has shown me of Himself. This response involves a choice, and the use of my mind, will, and emotions. Thus, everything a worship leader does should encourage that response in the people he is leading.

Since we’re leading people (and not just “leading worship”), we need to be clear on what direction we’re taking them in. It’s easy to overuse vague phrases that sound good but don’t necessarily define where we’re going or what we’re doing. For example, In recent years “entering in” has become synonymous with the corporate worship experience. But what do we mean by that phrase? Are we entering in to some mindless, automatic-pilot state of ecstasy? Are we perhaps passing through the outer courts of worship to enter in to the holy of holies?

Both concepts are commonly voiced today. But did you know that neither one finds support in Scripture?

First, worship is neither automatic nor mindless – it’s intentional, purposeful, and very much involves the mind. And second, Jesus has already entered the holy of holies for us (Heb. 10:19-22). The purpose of worship is to enter in to a fresh awareness of who God is, what He has done, and how that affects our past, present, and future.

Finally, a worship leader’s task involves leading people effectively. We should expect good fruit from our labors. Worship leading is not a hit-or-miss proposition. God desires to bless us with His manifest presence when we gather to worship Him.

When we moved into our new home several years ago, my family’s yard was a wasteland. But each fall I aerated, fertilized, and planted grass seed. In the spring I applied fertilizer and weed killer. For a few years it seemed like not much was happening. But here we are five years later with a full lawn. What happened? I sowed, and tended, and then I reaped.

So it is with worship. If we want God’s people to glorify Him, we must sow to His glory. We must paint a compelling, attractive, grand, biblical picture of our great God and Savior.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Next time we’ll look at the importance of the Holy Spirit in leading worship effectively.

For His Glory,

Bob

/

 
  15,000 Videos & Movies
  Sign Up |.Upload | LogIn?
  15,000 Videos Movies Song
/
  Higher Praise Other Sites
    HigherPraise.org/
Praise And Worship
www.higherpraise.org

HigherPraise.net
Christian Resources
www.higherpraise.net

ChristianLyrics.org

Lyrics And Chrords
www.christianlyrics.org

ChristianChordsLyrics

Lyrics And Chrords
www.christianchordslyrics.com

ChristianChordLyrics

Lyrics And Chrords
www.christianchordlyrics.com

WorshipLyrics.org
10.000 Illustrations
www.worshiplyrics.org

WorshipLyrics.net
10.000 Illustrations
www.worshiplyrics.net

PraiseLyrics.com
PowerPoint Lyrics

www.praiselyrics.com

PraiseLyrics.org
PowerPoint Lyrics

www.praiselyrics.org

1GodTube.com
Chistian Videos

www1godtube..com

OneGodTube.com
Chistian Videos

www.onegodtube..com
/
Copyright 2014, Higher Praise™ HigherPraise™,Inc. All rights reserved. Terms of Use